papaverine: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pu-pav'u-rēn", -ur-in, pu-pā'vu-rēn", -vur-in), [key]
— n. Pharm.
- a white, crystalline, nonnarcotic, alkaloidal powder, CHNO, obtained from opium, but not a morphine derivative and not habit-forming or addicting, used in the treatment of spasms of involuntary muscle, esp. of the stomach, bronchi, and arteries.
- papaverine (Thesaurus)